Johnson City Library, in Johnson City, Texas, has received the 2018 Estela and Raúl Mora Award, an honor given by Pat and her sister, Stella Mora Henry, in partnership with First Book. The award recognizes literacy activities during the month of April in celebration of Children’s Day, Book Day; also known as El día de los niños, El día de los libros; or Día. Johnson City Library will receive a $1,000 credit for brand new books from the First Book Marketplace, as well as a Mora Award plaque to be displayed in their school.
Johnson City Library hosted dual celebrations, one for young children, families, and the local Head Start program; and another for the general public and the library’s own after school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program. A total of 90 people attended the events, which included dancing, singing, reading, and food.
There were also two Mora Award honor winners that will receive $500 in credit to the First Book Marketplace: Watsonville Public Library in Watson, California, and Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County Parents as Teachers program in Marietta, Georgia.